Current Students

What you need to know

Class offerings and Internships

What you need to know

Classes

Spring Quarter 2021

To see all of the Spring Quarter courses and read more information about them: 21SQ Film classes (PDF)

FILM 3910-02: Ecocinema: Film & Climate Change

A green tsunami wave crashing onto a city.

This course considers the new position of film, video, and other electronic media within an era defined by climate change, often called the Anthropocene. Here, students will consider film's role in communicating the science and effects of climate change to a mass audience; while also exploring how climate change has impacted the films we watch for entertainment, including science fiction and horror films.

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FILM 3910-03: Film Editing

A screenshot of the editing process in Premiere Pro.

This course will introduce students to the basics of editing video and sound. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to understand and apply basic terminology associated with non-linear edit systems, effectively import and export media, demonstrate the basic functions of Premiere Pro’s default toolbar, adjust audio levels, utilize color correction, evaluate and then create a sequence of shots to tell a story in an efficient manner, evaluate if an edit is effective for its storytelling purpose, as well as other technical and aesthetic skills.

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FILM 4400-01: Filmmaking 3

Vintage photograph of a women behind a camera.

The final installment in the Filmmaking 1-2-3 cycle of classes, this course will bring together the critical, technical and creative skills you have developed throughout the year, in the creation of a single “capstone” work. This term-long project will be determined by the student, (either independently, or in collaboration with their peers) and may constitute a work of narrative, documentary or experimental media.

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Internships

Want to receive credit for an internship?

Every student is strongly encouraged to consider taking at least ONE internship for credit in Fall Quarter and one additional (paid or unpaid) no credit internship before you graduate. It’s an essential way to network and gain professional experience!

According to a recent study from Michigan State University,* employers go on to offer 50 percent of their interns fulltime jobs.

(*Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Report, 2017. Study reported in NY Times, April 7, 2017)

What types of internships can I find?

Hundreds of national and local opportunities available on Handshake

Here are just a sampling of recent internships featured on Handshake, the platform that offers you access to internships, career information and more. Check it out here.

Finding the right internship

What do I do next?

Check out the College of Arts and Sciences' Pathways to Professional Formation website with information about internships and how to get them.

Do you have more questions? Make an appointment with the Career Engagement Office.

Create a Student account on the new national website, Handshake, to search for internships and apply for them.

We also have a number of dedicated internships that are reserved just for Film or English Majors.

If you know an employer who might be a suitable candidate for an internship, get them to register themselves on Handshake here and then post the position there. Instructions for posting jobs are available here.

Once you have found a suitable internship fill out the internship packet of forms. These are available, with the instructions, below or at the English Department front desk. Then, make an appointment with the Internship Director to register for 5 credits (or less) for the next quarter.

Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Internship Director, English Department, Email.

Questions?

  • Kirsten Thompson, PhD

    Kirsten Thompson, PhD

    Professor and Director of Film Studies
    Email
    206.296.2564

  • Shawn Bell

    Administrative Assistant
    Email
    206.296.5420